Sunday, October 09, 2011

Hotter than hell Buffalo wings



I served Buffalo Wings at my 50th anniversary buffet. These were among the favourites of my friends. I used ready made Buffalo Wing mix bought in the US. I have found no Buffalo wing mix or sauce in my Norwegian supermarkets, but I found a recipe on YouTube the other day that shows that making you own sauce from scratch is easy.

I bought two pounds of chicken wings at my Persian butcher. I mixed the McCormick Buffalo sauce mix with oil and allowed to sit over night to extract the aromas. I poured the wings in a large bowl, and mixed in the sauce. Then I baked the wings in a hot oven (200C / 400F) for 20-30 minutes.

What was intriguing with the YouTube clip was that they prebaked the wings, then poured over the sauce, and placed the wings back in the oven.

The demonstration showed that Louisiana Hot Sauce was emulsified by a large chunk of butter, and extra heat was provided by cayenne pepper and Tabasco. No wonder these wings burns through your intestines.

I will buy more Buffalo wings mix when I go to the US, but I will also try the sauce as demonstrated on YouTube. Next time I will bake the wings in two operations as well, to see whether I can get even closer to the delicious Buffalo wings served in the US.

For the dipping sauce. I made my own mayonnaise, mixed in sour cream, salt, a little mustard and mixed well. Then I mashed a mild blue cheese in the sauce, before I placed it in the refrigerator to infuse over night.

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